Bonifacio Citadel

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Bonifacio Citadel
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david s
netanya, israel499 contributions
This impressive citadel, dominating the town's skyline was very interesting to visit, especially for history buffs. It is well signed and if one follows the numbers of the various sections, the entire citadel can be viewed, where in many places there ar views of the sea. Looking down to the bay and the magnificent marina is breathtaking. The entrance fee includes also "the stairs of the Aragon king", 187 very steep stairs from the midtown to the sea level. Not a must, especially for elderly people, as these are 15th-century stairs, each of about 40 cm high. A helmet is required to go down.
Written June 6, 2022
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stephanieschroeder
Paris, France64 contributions
Of cause Bonifacio is worth the visit, it is a legendary place with an amazing history! It is beautiful. Yet, you are indeed not the only person visiting - and parking slots are very, very rare. The tourist office proposes an app where you can see which parking areas are still available - but it does not always work, so be prepared for surprises, some desperate driving and searching and ... a lot of walking. The best solution are the parking areas in the harbour, they are rather large (you might have to wait for a while but turnover is quick) and the historic city is just a few steps (stairways) away.
Written August 21, 2020
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,736 contributions
Couples
Bonifacio is probably the most interesting and picturesque of all the towns in Corsica. Any visit to Corsica should include a visit here. Lots of history and amazing setting. Very hilly so good walking shoes suggested.

If you take one of the boat tours (one hour and high recommended - around 18.50 euro per adult) you can park for free for the day in the Promenade sur la Mer carpark just above the harbour.

You can also take a 'petit train tour of the town if you don't fancy too much walking which also leaves from the harbour. '
Written September 24, 2020
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MeredithAussie
Melbourne, Australia1,944 contributions
Well-preserved fortifications to walk around and explore, especially the Porte de Gênes (where you can see where they operated the drawbridge). You can get some great views from the battlements too, of the port, Sardinia, and the sea in general.
Within the citadel, the old buildings, cobbled streets, the chapels, shops and restaurants kept me occupied for hours. I particularly loved looking at the old door lintels and the religious icons in little wall alcoves.
I took an early morning walk along the Sentier de Campu Rumanilu – well worth doing, especially at that time of day. The colours of the cliffs and the citadel fortifications reflecting the sunrise - just beautiful.
Written August 6, 2020
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PMV
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,204 contributions
Friends
You need to leave your car on the paying parkings down by the small harbor and climb the steps to reach the beautiful citadel with a magnificent scenery and very typical village of Bonifacio, which is even nicer than Calvi. It takes a good 2 hours to go all around a d walk in the narrow streets of the village, which free of cars. You find nice boutiques and restaurants.
Written October 26, 2021
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Marco A
London, UK268 contributions
Possibly Bonifacio is one of the prettiest city I have ever seen. So characteristic, build on the cliffs. It's a pleasure to get lost inside the old town and explore every corner. But also to walk outside Bonifacio, on it's left side, following a path on the cliffs.
Written March 20, 2022
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P Bailey
Manchester, UK28 contributions
Couples
From Hotel Solemare it is a short but challenging walk to the medieval citadel. Challenging because of the steep climb to its entrance. Those who have any impairment preventing them from walking or honest enough to admit that they are carrying more than a few excess pounds should consider the mini train - yes the train is very Disney but it beats a defibrillator followed by cardiac massage.

Once you get to the top it is hard to be disappointed. The citadel is beautiful even though it is crumbling in places. There are enough shops and restaurants to entertain most visitors. Churches and a cemetery make up other attractions. I did say cemetery it is a sight to behold and very photogenic.
Written June 7, 2022
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Malgorzata
11,263 contributions
A short but challenging walk to the medieval citadel. Challenging because of the steep climb to its entrance. Once you get to the top it is hard to be disappointed. The views are breathtaking. The citadel is beautiful even though it is crumbling in places. There are enough shops and restaurants to entertain most visitors. Very picturesque little streets.
Written June 30, 2022
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Mariya Petrova
240 contributions
Taking the way up the hill might be challenging but the excitement to reach the top and the many beautiful small streets with restaurants, shops are worth the efforts.
You can check some souvenirs around the port.
Must taste the french bread served
And going back is less tricky.
Take the ferry between Sardinia and Bonifacio
Written July 1, 2022
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BUGI_70
Florence, Italy2,530 contributions
Couples
The Citadel is a great spot in Bonifacio. It's a fortress with a village in walls, with a great seaview and all the facilities you can need, especially for bars and restaurants.
This is the right place where you can spend at least 1 night while in Bonifacio.
Written July 8, 2020
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